Rivington Avenue, Platt Bridge, Wigan, Lancashire WN2 5NG
|Class of 2019 - 20|
This term, we have been exploring the Stone Age and we role played being hunter gatherers. We compared the changes across Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. In Science, we have been exploring diet within animals and humans. An Olympic athlete (Jenny Meadows) came into school and we wrote meal plans for her, ensuring that she had enough carbohydrates for energy and protein for muscle repair.
This month, we have been doing lots of exciting art activities. We have been exploring Frida Kahlo and self-portraits. We looked closely at her use of line and colour and how Mexican culture is reflected within her work. In Science, we have been looking at magnetic force. We made our own compass and used the magnetic force to find some treasure in the playground. This was very exciting. In computing, we have started looking at what the internet is and IP addresses. We looked at routes taken when we search on the internet and helped to show this by sending a message and recording the IP addresses that the message visited.
|Class of 2018 - 19|
We have had a very busy month this month! In art, we have been designing beach themed images, where we have used sand and paint. We have also been doing lots of Eco activities as it is has been Eco week. We visited Amberswood, a local woodland near our school and looked for minibeasts and flowers. We will be putting this data into charts and graphs and analysing our data. In PE, we had a cricket tournament against 5B. This allowed us to use and apply all of our throwing, catching and batting skills that we have been working on. Additionally, we had a trip to Liverpool university where we experienced what it would be like to go to university.
In April, we started our new Summer topic. We began by tasting, designing and creating our own ice-cream desserts. In order to design our desserts we conducted market research and presented out findings in graphs and charts to see what the most popular toppings and flavours were.
In science, we have been exploring the different parts of plants and identifying the function that they perform. One example of this is when we looked at the male and female parts of the flower and how pollination occurs.
In computing, we have been coding to write and debug programs.
This month so far we have been learning about Easter in RE. We have acted out the Easter story and explored how religious people relate to these events. In computing, we created animations for the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We also had science week where we conducted experiments to see how to make the most bubbles.
In February, we did persuasive writing where we persuaded tourists to visit Italy. We also explored mosaics and mosaic artists such as Alison Hepburn. Next month, we will be making mosaics out of tiles.
In January, we began our Italy topic. We started by exploring the location and doing map work. We also looked at different types of rocks in science such as igneous and metamorphic rock. We classified these and identified the process of how we get them.
In science this month we have been learning all about the human body. We conducted an experiment to measure the research question, 'Do people who do more exercise have a larger lung capacity?'
We have also been exploring computer programming in our computing this month and have been looking at using algorithms. We used an online Logo program to do this.
In our design technology lessons, we have been conducting market research ready to make our chocolate treats to sell at the Christmas markets.
This month, we have been learning all about chocolate! A chocolatier came into school and we made chocolate shards and chocolate strawberries. He told us all about how chocolate starts off as a fruit and then how it is made into bars. In English, we then wrote instructions about how to be a chocolatier. We have enjoyed learning all about cocoa-producing countries. We learnt why cocoa grows in countries along the equator. 3B
We have had a glorious September, filled with all things CHOCOLATE! We have written chocolate acrostic poems and done lots of chocolate tasting. We also made sure that we learnt about health as we need to think about and consider the health effects of having too much chocolate. In PE, we have enjoyed doing REAL pe, where we have focused on coordination and balance. We applied these skills to games like follow the leader and mirrors. Also, we have enjoyed our music lessons this September. We have begun to learn a new song and play along with the xylophones ! 3B
Welcome to year 3B! I have been very excited all summer to begin our wonderful first topic which is all about chocolate! Both myself and Mrs Wood have been busy organising lots of fun activities that I KNOW you will all love. I have heard that you are a wonderful class and I'm looking forward to seeing how hard you work. Whilst you are off, please have a think of some high-5 activities that we could do over the first term. Remember, high-5 consists of: punctuality, attendance, uniform/ PE kit, homework and reading. Just a reminder that our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday.
Love and best wishes, Miss Hicks.
|Class of 2017 - 18|
This month, we have been thoroughly enjoying our summer topic! We had fun looking at Van Gogh's Sunflowers and recreating our own pictures. In science, we have been looking at plants. We explored different types of seed dispersal (wind, water, animals and explosions) on a walk in Amberswood. The weather was lovely! We have been learning all about shape in Maths. We can now name the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and identify angles and parallel lines. In English, we loved writing about a haunted house and we produced some VERY interesting work! Thanks, 3B
This month, 3b have enjoyed a range of summer-filled fun! To start off our new topic, (Here Comes Summer) we had a summer fun day. For this day, we had a water balloon fight, ate ice creams and played other summer games like Frisbee. It was a very sunny day so we had to make sure that we put our sun hats on. We have also been studying plants in science. We looked at tulips and names the different parts of the flower. We also looked at pollination and did a demonstration of this. 3B
This month, we have had a fantastic all around the world day! Our country was Mexico. We hit pinatas and lots of sweets and toys fell out! We also explored the day of the dead celebration and made sugar skulls. Another thing that we really enjoyed was making pizzas in our Italy topic. We conducted market research to find out people's favourite flavours. We then designed and made our own.
We have had a cool February with all of the ice and snow! We have enjoyed learning all about Italy and in science, we have been learning about magnets. We conducted an experiment to see which type of magnet was the strongest. For our Italy topic, we will be making pizzas. To do this, we firstly tasted the Italian ingredients such as olives, peppers and garlic. In maths, we have mastered division and subtraction. We can now use our knowledge to solve reasoning problems.
This month we have explored our Italy topic. We began by looking at the Romans. We were lucky enough to go to Roman Ribchester museum because this was a Roman site. We saw ruins of the granaries and the Roman bath house. We also got to hold artefacts and wear Roman armour and hold Roman weapons. We also enjoyed our Winter Wonderland day where we went iceskating, had snowball fights and met real reindeers.
December has been a very exciting month! We wrote letters to Father Christmas, telling him how we have behaved this year and asking him for some Christmas presents. We also created winter pictures by mixing paints. To accompany this, we wrote winter poems. We had lots of creative fun making Christmas cards and calendars for our loved ones and thoroughly enjoyed watching the pantomime and nativity. We also went on a trip to church where we learnt all about advent and what this means. In class, we then learnt all about Christingle and what the different objects represent. We then used tangerines, candles, sweets and cocktail sticks to make our own Christingle candles. In year 3b, we have made lots of progress across our subjects this term, especially in writing, spelling and grammar! We look forward to learning lots of new, challenging and exciting things in the new year.
In English, we have learnt all about dragons! We EVEN saw a video clip of a real dragon flying over our school! In science, we have learnt all about rocks. We can classify three different types of rocks, metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary. In history, we have learnt all about The Stone Age and where this period of time comes on time lines. We now know abut how they used tools and developed over time.
This month, year 3b have been learning about Diwali and we made our own Diwali cards with Rangoli patterns. Also, at the end of the half term, because we have been learning all about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we did an oompa loompa dance tutorial. In year 3b, we LOVE Halloween. We invited our parents and carers into school for a Halloween evening where we went on a Halloween hunt and found a prize of sweets! We also made Halloween cakes and spiders. In Geography, we have been exploring the Ivory Coast. When we found out lots of things about this place, we presented our facts to the rest of the class. We had to work as a team and make sure we were using good speaking and listening skills. In science, we learnt all about light and shadows. We learnt how shadows appear to move throughout the day as the Earth moves the sun. From, 3B
|Class of 2016 - 17|
This month we have had an Olympic Day in KS2. We were split into 5 different teams and decorated flags to represent our teams: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Our day started with an opening ceremony where we gathered in our teams and cheered as loud as we could! We discussed the values of the Olympic games and the importance of trying our best, working collaboratively and supporting our team members too.
We took part in four different activities throughout the day. The first was the long jump - we got points based on how far we could jump!
Then we sprinted as fast as we could along the running track. The winner got 5 points for their team. We then transferred our sprinting skills into a team relay race - the teams that won the relays were England and Wales.
After lunch we tried our hand at archery. This was new for most people in the class and took lots of concentration, listening and of course a perfect aim! We had to try and land our arrows in the centre of the target board and collected lots of points for our teams.
Finally our last activity was a game that was unfamiliar to everyone. It was called 'goal ball'. Player were blindfolded as it is usually played by those who are visually impaired. It was played with a special ball that had a bell inside of it. We had to listen carefully to where the ball was bowled by the other team and try to save it! It was very tricky but some people had exceptional hearing and other senses and managed to save lots of goals.
What a fun, exciting day we had! The children talked about how they had enjoyed trying out lots of new sports and that they enjoyed competing against each other too.
In May we have celebrated Eco Week in school. As part of Eco Week we discussed how we would feel if our classroom was filled with litter and rubbish. The children developed very insightful responses including “It would smell and be dirty. It might even make people poorly”, “It wouldn’t look very nice and might distract us from our work and learning” and “It could even be dangerous, you could trip over it and hurt yourself.”
We talked about what we needed to do with our rubbish to make our school more Eco-friendly. In our class floor book we explored recycling and how we should ensure that we throw rubbish away in the correct coloured bins so that it can be recycled and turned into a new product.
We soon realised that some things had to go in our black bin as they couldn’t be reused! We researched what happened to some of these things and were astonished to find out that often rubbish ends up in huge landfills! What an ugly mess they were! Year 3B then found out that some things can be ‘upcycled’. Upcycling is when something is made into another product. We used the laptops to research upcycling and found out that lots of different things could be upcycled e.g. crates into chairs, and even water bottles into bird feeders!
We designed our own upcycled products and collected some ‘rubbish’ together. We then made classroom equipment to store our pens, pencils and stationery using old tin cans and kitchen roll tubes. Look at our fantastic upcycled products… we are using them in our classroom too!
This week we have also been on a visit to Low Hall Woods – luckily the sun was shining throughout our walk! We discovered lots of different living things including swans, sparrows and even a heron camouflaged hunting for its prey at the side of the lake. We explored different plants and trees using a classification key – we managed to spot and identify oak trees, elm trees and bulrushes too.
April has seen Y3B begin their sessions with the School of Military. In our first session we met our instructor, Sam. He introduced himself and told us all about his life so far. We were fascinated to find out about his role in the Royal Air Force and the different countries he had visited when he was part of the Military. We were amazed at how brave he must have been in some situations he found himself in during his time in the military.
We then introduced ourselves to Sam. We presented our likes, dislikes and information about ourselves. Everyone explained what they'd like to be when they grow up and leave school. I am so pleased to have so many future doctors, teachers, footballers, bus drivers in my class amongst many other interesting careers!
Our next session with Sam found us learning all about the human body an how we need to keep it healthy so it can help us. We identified our five senses and how they are all linked to our central nervous system. We explored our reaction times by playing a simple catching game with our partners and were amazed that our reaction time increased with practise!
We then went outside and developed our agility, speed and strength by playing different team games, running relay races and even having a go at a wheel barrow race. Miss Hindley joined in too!
The children have had a very exciting week in Year 3B. To finish off their topic learning about Romans and Italy, they have been finding out all about traditional Italian food.
As a WOW launch to E Safety day we wanted to do something memorable for the children around keeping children safe on the Internet. With the help of One Day Creative, all the children in the school got to take part in a fun creative workshop and learn all about E Safety through Drama.
Reception to Y3 took part in the “Into the Screen Workshop” The children used well-known fairy tale characters to highlight the importance of keeping safe online, they worked in groups to navigate their way out of some tricky situations. Will the 3 Little Pigs tell the Big Bad Wolf where they live? Will Red Riding Hood notice that Granny looks a bit different today? And will anyone be able to stop the Ugly Sisters from being horrible to Cinderella? Through playful and fun storytelling, pupils learnt how to keep safe when playing on the internet and realise that the world inside the screen is perhaps not so different from the real world after all.
We have been getting into the festive spirit this week in Year 3B. We had fun decorating our tree in class and also had a fantastic time watching a pantomime. We screamed and shouted at the baddies and thought it was hilarious!
In Year 3b we have been reading The Worst Witch. We found a letter in class from one of the characters, Mildred Hubble, who told us she had ran away from Miss Cackle's Academy! We have been helping find her by writing our own lost posters and creating our own news reports. By interviewing her friends, we found out that she is terrible at spells, so we have been mixing our own potions and writing our own spell books to send to her. It was all going great until.... our potions bubbled up and exploded!
Welcome to Class 3B!
|Class of 2015 - 16|
Eco week began when we planted seeds, flowers and vegetables for our school allotment.
We also used the time to learn about recycling, road and water safety.
This week, year 3 got together to take advantage of the lovely weather and have an outdoor adventure learning day.
Grasping our hula hoops, skipping ropes, cones, crates and tents (everything except the kitchen sink) we travelled to “Adventure Island.”
Throughout the day, we took part in lots of fun activities and learned about friendship, respect and teamwork.
We took part in different activities including orienteering, crossing a maze, guiding sheep into a pen (blindfold game) and created an obstacle course for our teams to cross.
To protect us from the mid-day sun, we put up our own tents to act as sun shelters.
We had a wonderful day and, for once, it didn’t rain!